Proposed FY 2013 CBP Budget Boosts Border Intelligence Capabilities
(HS Today – Anthony Kimery)
As the U.S. Border Patrol has begun to implement a new national strategy that emphasizes enhanced intelligence collection and analysis to “establish a substantial probability of apprehending terrorists and their weapons as they attempt to enter illegally between” land ports of entry (POEs), and to “disrupt and dismantle transnational organizations that engage in smuggling and trafficking across the U.S. border,” Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) proposed FY 2013 budget calls for important measures to strengthen the agency’s overall intelligence capabilities for securing the nation’s borders.
Among the things that the proposed budget calls for are “efforts to integrate resources and fuse information from [the] Department of Homeland Security [DHS], the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Department of Defense [DoD] and the intelligence community at the El Paso Intelligence Center, providing a common operating picture of the Southwest border and Northern Mexico.” Read more here.
Date: February 23, 2012